El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary El Pollo Loco, Inc., develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name.
Moderate growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has El Pollo Loco Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EP6 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: EP6 exceeded the German Hospitality industry which returned 3.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EP6 underperformed the German Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is El Pollo Loco Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is El Pollo Loco Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: EP6 (€14) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€0.35)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EP6 is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EP6 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Hospitality industry average.
PE vs Market: EP6 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate EP6's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EP6 is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the DE Hospitality industry average (2.3x).
How is El Pollo Loco Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: EP6 is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: EP6 is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: EP6's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: EP6's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EP6's revenue (2.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if EP6's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has El Pollo Loco Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EP6 is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: EP6 is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EP6 is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -48.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare EP6's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: EP6 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Hospitality industry (-36.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: EP6 has a negative Return on Equity (-0.84%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is El Pollo Loco Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EP6's short term assets ($27.1M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($80.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: EP6's short term assets ($27.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($315.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EP6's debt to equity ratio (42.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: EP6's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 93.9% to 42.1% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: EP6 has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: EP6's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: EP6 has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: EP6 has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is El Pollo Loco Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate EP6's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate EP6's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EP6's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if EP6's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of EP6's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bernard Acoca (50yo)
Mr. Bernard Acoca has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. since March 12, 2018. Mr. Acoca serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of El Pollo Loco, ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bernard's total compensation ($USD2.95M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD802.74K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Bernard's compensation with company performance.
|CFO & Treasurer||6.6yrs||US$992.42k||0.17% $829.3k|
|Chief Operating Officer||0.8yrs||no data||0.062% $297.2k|
|Vice President of Accounting & Finance||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Legal Officer||0.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer||1.2yrs||no data||0.095% $452.4k|
|Chief People Officer & Senior VP||1.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Corporate Secretary||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: EP6's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||13.1yrs||US$121.25k||0.038% $178.7k|
|Independent Director||3.8yrs||US$175.00k||0.052% $245.5k|
|Independent Director||4.7yrs||US$136.25k||0.059% $278.7k|
|Independent Director||9.1yrs||US$130.00k||0.068% $324.1k|
|Independent Director||2.1yrs||US$161.25k||0.030% $143.4k|
|Independent Director||3.8yrs||US$165.00k||0.052% $245.5k|
Experienced Board: EP6's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.
- Ticker: EP6
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1980
- Industry: Restaurants
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$516.615m
- Listing Market Cap: US$475.596m
- Shares outstanding: 34.88m
- Website: https://www.elpolloloco.com
Number of Employees
- El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.
- 3535 Harbor Boulevard
- Suite 100
- Costa Mesa
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LOCO||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 2014|
|EP6||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 2014|
|EP6||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jul 2014|
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary El Pollo Loco, Inc., develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants under the El Pollo Loco name. The company offers citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken, and handcrafted entrée products, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, and chicken tortilla soup, as well as under 500 calorie entrees, and Pollo Bowl and Pollo salad products. As of May 2, 2019, it had approximately 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Louisiana. The company was formerly known as Chicken Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. in April 2014. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/22 22:49|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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